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Great times had at the 16th Annual Venice Beach Mardi Gras Parade. Coverage by Andrew Goetze

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. The rain cleared up, and the party commenced at the 16th annual Venice Beach Mardi Gras Parade.  The CIRC DU LA themed event saw the coronation of King Ravi and Queen Toni, a parade led by Miss Jessica and the Mudbug Brass Band, hola hoopers Kaycee and friends, and the Venice Electric Light Parade. And, Andrew Goetze was on the scene to capture it all.  View event coverage below!     Thanks to Miss Jessica and the Gumbo Brothers...more

February 18th, 2017 -

Venice Paparazzi was on the scene at the Tommy Hilfiger and Gigi Hadid fashion show! View pics!

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The Tommy Hilfiger fashion show extravaganza "TommyLand" took over Windward Plaza, in Venice, California, on Wed. Feb. 8, 2017.   Designer Tommy Hilfiger and model Gigi Hadid presented their latest collaboration - "TOMMYxGIGI." Approximately 3,000 people came to down to Oceanfront Walk to check out the fashion show, food trucks, live music, carnival rides  and more.  An A-list crowd was on hand, thick with celebrities, influencers, and super models.  The entertainment included Fergie, as well as...more

February 8th, 2017 -

These inspiring quotes and affirmations will make your day!

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. We all need motivation sometimes. These inspiring quotes and affirmations will make your day! Photo above taken at the Venice Pier. In this photo:  Venice Paparazzi's Co-founder Edizen.  Phot by Laura O'Neal at the  2017 Venice Penguin Swim. Photo Ballona Lagoon Kids at play at the Venice Play Stations by the beach Photo location: Venice Beach.  In this photo: Allison Hagendorf Photo location: Venice Beach Inspiration by Artist Chase! www.theartofchase.com. Photo location: Santa Monica Pier One kind word can change someone's entire day!  Photo location: Venice Beach Photo location:  Venice...more

January 6th, 2017 -

Happy birthday to Original Dogtown Z-Boy Jay Adams. You are remembered!

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Happy birthday to Venice Skate legend Jay Adams!  You are remembered!  Jay would have been 56 years old! About:  Jay J Adams (Feb. 3, 1961 – Aug.15, 2014) was an American skateboarder most prominently known as one of the original members of Z-Boys skateboarding team. He is known as “The Original Seed” of the sport and considered one of the most influential skateboarders of all time. Adams died of a heart attack on August 15, 2014. Click...more

February 3rd, 2017 -

Check out the new Dudley Market with Chef Wesley Barden at the helm!

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Article by Alex Stowell .  Dudley Market is happening!  A few steps off the boardwalk, with the New York dolls blaring, Chef Wesley Barden is working his magic in the kitchen.  This Venice born master chef is a man on mission to create a culinary scene for the locals of the V!.  House made breads, famers market produce, organic meat, and sustainable seafood are the backbone of Dudley Market’s menu.  Simple, approachable, elegance, which is not easy to do,...more

February 11th, 2017 -

Big talent can be found at the Venice Boys and Girls Club’s National Fine Arts Competition!

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Team Venice Paparazzi's Alex and Edizen were selected to be judges at the 2017 Venice Boys and Girls Club's Fine Arts Competition on Jan. 20, 2017.  And, it was no easy job!  The categories, 7 and under, 8-11, 12-15, and 16-18 were talent packed.  We were tasked with picking the top three for each age group, and it was a long, deliberating ordeal.  The skill, vision, and creativity of these young artists was astounding. Below are some...more

January 20th, 2016 -

RE-LIVE THE BEST OF 2016 LOCAL EVENTS! Enjoy going down memory lane!

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. RE-LIVE THE BEST OF 2016 LOCAL EVENTS! Enjoy going down memory lane!  Check out 50+ local events covered by Venice Paparazzi in 2016!   View photo galleries below!   . Thank you everyone for your continued support in all our endeavors!   Venice Paparazzi had a stellar year in 2016!  Here is our recap! 2016 was a whirlwind year for Venice Paparazzi. Our media brands VenicePaparazzi.com and VisitVeniceCA.com grew exponentially, as did our photography and video production service. We...more

January 1st, 2017 -

The 16th Annual Venice Beach Mardi Gras Parade is set for Feb. 18th. Get your costumes ready for some #VeniceBeachFun.

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The 16th Annual Venice Beach Mardi Gras Parade is set for Saturday, February 18, 2017!  This annual event is hosted by Miss Jessica and the The Gumbo Brothers.  View Mardi Gras pics by Venice Paparazzi below! Get your costumes ready, and join the parade on Feb. 18th!  The theme is CIRC DU L.A. Parade led by Miss Jessica and the The Mudbug Brass Band and The Venice Electric Light Parade will be bringing up the rear. . TIMELINE:  11:00 a.m. Pre-Parade Meet...more

February 18th, 2017 -

Venice Paparazzi rolled out the red carpet for Rockstars Baseball’s 10 year Anniversary and Community Fest

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Venice Paparazzi rolled out the red carpet for Rockstars Baseball's 10 year Anniversary and Community Fest in Gardena, California at the Junipero Serra High School on Jan. 8, 2017.  A great time was had by all as many local baseball stars, including Hall of Famer Dave Winfield, came to the event to hang out and talk baseball with the young players.  View event pics below! . About Rockstars Baseball:  The LA Rockstars Baseball Club was founded in 2007 to provide...more

January 8th, 2017 -

Venice and the City of Los Angeles officially declares January 4th as the “Day of the Doors”

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Article by VP's Alex Stowell.  Photos by VP's Edizen.   The 50th anniversary of The Doors' .debut album was celebrated in grand style underneath the Venice Sign!  Jan. 4th was officially declared "Doors Day," by the City of Los Angeles, and the party ensued as Doors guitarist Robby Kreiger and drummer John Densmore led the crowd through  a sing a long version the Doors classic,   L.A. Woman. Throngs of fans came out to the Windward Ave....more

January 4th, 2017 -